The cast of Belle Plaine Junior High’s production of “Sherlock Holmes” includes (front row, from left)  Eliana Fahey, Paul Hillstrom, Hanna Tharaldson, Lauren LaCourse, Andrew Ludwig, Kadence Bran de Leon, Meghan Rodriguez, Kenzie Rosin, Hannah Bristol, Lindsey Czarnecki, (second row) Meghan Sheets, Ari Tolrud, Audra Cruz, Adam Stiemke, Tanner Witt, Gavin Peterson, Carly Williams, Brynne Meyer, Calvin Hartman, (third row) Ava Remus, Kennedy Ediger, Lizzie Sellnow, Shelbi Mack, Piper Van Zummeren, Tucker Schultz, Jen Nagel, Katelyn Stickney, Kailey Vogel,  (fourth row) Jon Kellogg, Lydia Struffert, Evelyn Gracia Trejo, Emmett Fahey, Andrew Cunat, Jessica Hinderscheit, Bailey Kerkow, Alyssa Young,  (back row) Cullen Heidecker, Crew: Dylan May, Teddy Sellnow, Lacey Knish, Gabrielle Malecha, Emma Reed, Director Bri Velzke, (not pictured) Cece Giesen, Hannah Schwingler and Schuyler Sterk.
The cast of Belle Plaine Junior High’s production of “Sherlock Holmes” includes (front row, from left) Eliana Fahey, Paul Hillstrom, Hanna Tharaldson, Lauren LaCourse, Andrew Ludwig, Kadence Bran de Leon, Meghan Rodriguez, Kenzie Rosin, Hannah Bristol, Lindsey Czarnecki, (second row) Meghan Sheets, Ari Tolrud, Audra Cruz, Adam Stiemke, Tanner Witt, Gavin Peterson, Carly Williams, Brynne Meyer, Calvin Hartman, (third row) Ava Remus, Kennedy Ediger, Lizzie Sellnow, Shelbi Mack, Piper Van Zummeren, Tucker Schultz, Jen Nagel, Katelyn Stickney, Kailey Vogel, (fourth row) Jon Kellogg, Lydia Struffert, Evelyn Gracia Trejo, Emmett Fahey, Andrew Cunat, Jessica Hinderscheit, Bailey Kerkow, Alyssa Young, (back row) Cullen Heidecker, Crew: Dylan May, Teddy Sellnow, Lacey Knish, Gabrielle Malecha, Emma Reed, Director Bri Velzke, (not pictured) Cece Giesen, Hannah Schwingler and Schuyler Sterk.
Aspiring Belle Plaine seventh- and eighth-grade actors and actresses will present “Sherlock Holmes” next week in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) in the District Center building on South Willow Street.
The play is a freely adapted version of the classic stage comedy by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and William Gillette. It’s intended to be an entertaining adaptation of the famed detective story, combining mystery, romance, action, danger and laughter.
Alice Faulkner has letters written by a dead girl that will cause grave international problems. Professor Moriarty wants those letters, but so does Holmes. The game’s afoot, but not before the professor’s gang has London in its grip.
Only young Holmes understands the true objective the professor has in mind (it’s too sinister to reveal here). He’s willing to put his own life on the line to stop it.
This is a sure-fire, colorful and unusual play guaranteed to have the audience cheering.
“Sherlock Holmes” will be presented Friday-Saturday, April 21-22, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 23, 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 each.
Tickets for the public will be available beginning Monday, April 24. To purchase tickets, stop at Belle Plaine High School or call Laurie Fogarty in the main office. She can be reached by e-mail at lfogarty@belleplaine.k12.mn.us or by phone at 873-2403.